Agent Name

Myristic acid

CAS Number

544-63-8

Formula

C14-H28-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Tridecanecarboxylic acid; C14 fatty acid; Crodacid; Emery 655; Hydrofol acid 1495; Hystrene 9014; Myristic acid (natural); Neo-Fat 14; Tetradecanoic acid; Univol U 316S; n-Tetradecan-1-oic acid; n-Tetradecanoic acid; n-Tetradecoic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

White oily solid; [Hawley] Colorless, white, or faintly yellow solid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Found in most animal and vegetable fats; [Merck Index] Used as a flavor and fragrance in food, soaps, shaving creams, perfumes, and cosmetics ; Also used in lubricants and coatings for anodized aluminum; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency medical treatment: non-toxic ingestion; [HSDB] May cause skin and eye irritation; [CAMEO] In intravenous, lethal-dose animal studies, causes convulsions; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.4E-6 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

10 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold (detection) from HSDB;

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